The Fugitive Apprehension Unit.

    • The Fugitive Apprehension Unit investigates, locates, and apprehends wanted persons both within and outside the City of Portsmouth, who have outstanding Portsmouth warrants.  The Unit primarily focuses on wanted violent fugitives and wanted sex offenders.  The Unit is also responsible for extraditing Portsmouth fugitives arrested in other states.  Additionally, the Unit compiles and maintains a “Top Ten Most Wanted” list, plans and coordinates warrant sweeps – both internally to the Department and also with other jurisdictions in Hampton Roads, has a Detective deputized by the US Marshal’s Service who serves as a task force officer to the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend fugitives outside of the Commonwealth, and attempts secondary service of emergency and preliminary protective orders within the City, and primary service of protective orders outside the City.  The Unit is supervised by a Sergeant.

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